Immortal Beginnings: Amara (book review)
Some curses leave deeper scars... Prequel to The Immortal Scrolls, Immortal Beginnings: Amara sheds light on the character Amara, her tragic origins, her attempts to block her painful past, her desire for power and money, her quest for love and companionship, and her descent into madness. After leaving Britannia for a new life in Herculaneum, the vampire Amara along with her werewolf husband, Tiberius, open a prosperous gladiator school. She amasses unimaginable wealth and power until her selfish desires get in the way. Focused on her new obsession, Amara won't stop until she gets what she wants.
It's been a quite a while since I've read a book about fairies. I had forgotten how much I love the stories of Fae. Not only does it begin as a fairy story... it progresses when Amara is cursed and becomes a vampire. It was a really interesting twist to me to think of a cursed fairy being the beginnings of vampires.
I haven't read The Immortal Scrolls, so I don't know Amara's character in that novel... but I loved her development. I'm assuming she's a real bitch in that novel... and this was the explanation of how she came to be. The author really did an amazing job of setting up and telling each step in the way from Amara being a fairy full of light and goodness into the selfish powerful vampire.
I'll definitely be picking up The Immortal Scrolls.
About the Author:
Kristin Secorsky is an author/editor/screenwriter/producer from Dallas, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Texas A & M University, and a Master of Education degree from University of Phoenix. Some of her film credits include the short films “Option C” and “Shelter.” Kristin is the author of the successful independently published novels “The Immortal Scrolls” and “Immortal Beginnings: Amara.” She wrote the independently published short stories, “The Auction Date,” “Girls’ Night In,” and "Watch Me, Baby" under the pen name Anna Karam. She has edited in the past for Runway and has also written articles for Catwalk. Kristin is also an avid reader of all genres. When she isn't writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family.